I’m fat, and I spent a lot of years trying to hide that (don’t know why; it’s not like I was fooling anyone). All that time believing I was less than or unworthy of love and affection has taken its toll, so this piece really resonated. Aside from the more, ahem, technical advice – and who can’t use that? – she makes a lot of good points about letting loose and enjoying yourself. No matter how big or small you are, it can’t hurt to hear that. – Liza
I’m a fat woman. I’m a fat woman who has had lots and lots of awesome sex almost exclusively with partners much smaller than myself. When I met my current partner a year ago, I was at my fattest, about 150 lbs heavier than he is, making our sex the most drastic in terms of size difference relative to my past partners. Most women I know would not be comfortable with that size difference, and in candid moments, friends have asked, “So, how does that work?” The short answer? It works just great and I love it. There are many misconceptions about how fat people have sex, especially when one partner is fat and the other isn’t. I’m here to explore that topic, specifically the issue of being a fat woman having sex with a smaller partner.1
This week I’ll be answering reader questions!
Dear Ms. Vagina Science,
I have the Implanon implant. And while I love it dearly–no maintenance, low dose progestin, happy skin–I have one side effect. I spot. A lot. Sometimes almost as much as a regular period, sometimes not at all, but it sometimes drags on and on and on and on and on. And it can put kind of a damper on sexy times, especially blood! by! surprise! Is there anything I can do to stop bleeding when it drags out like this?
This week I will be answering reader questions! NSFW warning: there is a picture of a full Diva Cup below.
Dear, Ms. Vagina Science,
So, how exactly does one masturbate?
Confused about masturbating exactly
Some NSFW pictures after the cut
Congratulations on your new path! Doula work is very challenging, rewarding, and life changing. For over 5 years I taught childbirth education and worked independently as a birth Doula. I wandered into the profession at 22 years old and quickly became a very busy birth attendant in the little town where I lived. I left birth work earlier this year to pursue a degree in Psychology, but from time to time I get questions about my experiences in birth work and for advice on how to become a Doula. Although every Doula is different, and you’ll certainly have to find your own way, I’m here to share what I know so hopefully all you new and aspiring Doulas out there can benefit from my experience. Read More So, You Want to Be a Doula
So, you want to understand your fertility! Good for you! Maybe you just want to know how it works, or maybe you want to practice the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). Either way, I’m here to help you get started. Read More Ms. Vagina Science’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Fertility Awareness
This week Ms. Vagina Science answers reader questions!